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Offline wl888

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #920 on: November 01, 2015, 03:17:34 AM »
Is there a setup file i could send you, and if so how do i post it, just drag and drop??
Doug

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #921 on: November 01, 2015, 03:57:38 AM »
Hi Doug,

That's a good suggestion.

I don't know which Screen you are using but bottom right of the 1024 set shows the Profile you are using. Locate the .xml file <your profile> .xml (typically Mach3Mill.xml) in the Mach3 folder - copy it to the desktop, rename the copy to a unique name (wl888.xml would be good) then using the Additional Options (at the bottom of the reply pane) attach it to your reply.

I will check you settings and hopefully be able to suggest a solution.  ;)

Tweakie.

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #922 on: November 01, 2015, 04:26:04 AM »
Ok, that was the name, but as you will see there are the extra buttons i've added, but as i mentioned before, i also tried it on 1024
file attached.
Meanwhile i will continue searching at this end. :)
again , thanks for the quick support.
Doug

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #923 on: November 01, 2015, 05:03:28 AM »
Hi Doug,

The only thing I can see (without testing it on a machine) is that you have Output#1 configured as Spindle. This may be causing a conflict with the M10P1/M11P1 commands. Try using a different Output# for one or the other and see if that resolves the problem. Also uncheck Use WatchDogs (Config / General Config).

Tweakie.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill.

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #924 on: November 01, 2015, 06:55:36 AM »
 Ok...I think I have it now...
A combination of errors...

1. Output 1 was set as active low.(ticked)
2. M10P1 and M11P1 were inverted in the program.
3. End result was that pin 9 Output 1 was always on.

have now set Output 1 to active High (crossed) and swapped the M codes around.

5 days to find this. Will test it some more tomorrow morning (now 10:50pm), but i think thats it. ;D

that's straight cutting, next step is to figure PWM for Grey Scale engraving.

Thanks Tweekie  :D

Doug

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #925 on: November 01, 2015, 07:41:03 AM »
Pleased you got it sorted Doug.  :)
Just shows how observant I am - didn't notice M10 / M11 were transposed.  ::)

Tweakie.
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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #926 on: November 01, 2015, 03:54:05 PM »
LOL.. :D ....I figured it had to be something basic, I was just too close to the problem to see it, but talking it out with You moved my focus.

Also I think You corrected some other errors I had along the way.

Anyway....maybe these posts will help someone else with tunnel vision.  :o

Thanks

Doug

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #927 on: November 02, 2015, 09:04:13 PM »
Hi All
Now that's sorted, I am moving on to the connection cable, this is still a work in progress. My main concern is at the bottom of the listing where I propose to join wires together to increase current capacity, not being a able to see the wires (sealed cable) I am wondering if anyone have seen this done (successfully) before or is  it a really bad idea. ???
I am also looking at using a heavy USB cable, the ones with larger power wires, for the Laser power supply. These cables are both shielded. From a previous post I noted that shield is connected at controller end only.
All Limit wiring will also be via USB cables.
Attached file.

Thanks in advance :)
Doug

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #928 on: November 03, 2015, 04:29:21 AM »
 :-\OK...Trash the above, had another look at it after some sleep....total dribble..please disregard. :'(

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Re: The Laser Project.
« Reply #929 on: November 03, 2015, 05:10:25 AM »
 :)

Tweakie.
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